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Construction waste management: Malaysian perspective

Nagapan, Sasitharan and Abdul Rahman, Ismail and Asmi, Ade Construction waste management: Malaysian perspective. In: The International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering Sustainability (IConCEES 2011), 3-5 April 2012, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.


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Construction industry is considered as major stimulant to Malaysia economy. However, it also generates waste from the construction activities. Managing construction waste is also an issue if not properly handle as it will gives negative impact to environment, social and finally economy. This paper presents the issues surrounding construction waste experience in Malaysia. It discusses about illegal dumping of construction waste due to attitude of the parties involved in construction industry and also common waste management strategy in Malaysia using disposal methods into landfills. Malaysia needs to embark towards waste management hierarchy through the enactment of specific construction waste regulation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction waste; illegal dump; waste management hierarchy
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD881-890 Air pollution and its control
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 07:09
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 07:09
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2530
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